Abbotsford will once again play host to the Quidditch Canada Western Regional Championship, November 18th and 19th, 2017 at Mouat Fields. That’s right: Quidditch, as in Harry Potter, the award winning fantasy book series from J.K. Rowling.
Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that Quidditch had been translated into a real sport, complete with broomsticks, blodgers, and golden snitches. The game (which is not associated with, licensed or sponsored by J.K. Rowling) is still growing – but growing it is. In fact, this is the second year in a row that sees Abbotsford hosting the Quidditch Canada Western Regional Championship.
Outside of the fantasy series, Quidditch is played on the ground, not whizzing about in the air aboard a broomstick. Don’t be too disappointed, though – the players are still required to “ride” broomsticks. Instead of sitting atop them, however, they are required to carry them about as if they were riding them.
Imagine running around a field, trying to get a ball through a hoop and avoid opponents, all the while pretending to ride a broomstick. It sounds more than a little crazy – but what it is is a real challenge!
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